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   Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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Company Description

Why Visa?

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable & secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, & economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure & reliable payments around the world, & is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, & fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network & scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, & be part of an inclusive & diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators & risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, & doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy & digital commerce to millions of unbanked & underserved consumers.

You'rean Individual.We'rethe team for you.Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

Job Description

Program Overview

This program is aimed at helping current sophomores develop a foundation in Technology for the rest of their careers.

The Sophomore InternshipExperience isan 8 week hands on, immersive internship program that enables students from underrepresented communities to get to know Visa's products, people & culture. In just 8 weeks, the program provides interns the opportunity to work with technology on real time, high impact projects that define the payments industry. In addition, interns also receive in person classroom training on coding, problem solving, payments industry & building a personal brand along with mentoring, networking & leadership exposure.

We encourage applications from individuals currently underrepresented in engineering, including, Women, Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanics & Pacific Islanders.

What you'll do

Participate in the 8 week training program where you will learn fundamentals of computer science, programming & problem solving

Work on a challenging technical project where you'll get exposure to the complex world of payments

Collaborate with Visa engineers to bridge the gap between academics & practical professional experience

Attend technical talks by senior Visa leaders, gain insight into technical interview preparation, learn about Visa's coding practices & technologies, & develop other skills that will set you up for success

Receive coaching & mentorship from Visa engineers to guide you through your summer experience

Build personal networks & friendships with a diverse group of students who share your passion for technology

All this, while also having a little fun!


What we're looking for

Current second year (Class of 2022) college students studying at a four-year university in the U.S.

Completed an Introduction to Computer Science course (or equivalent class) by the start of the program

Knowledge of at least one programming language, preferred (ie: C/C++, JavaScript, Java, PHP, Ruby, Python, Lua, Objective C etc.)

Demonstrated interest in science & technology

Must be at least 18 years old by June 2020

Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire, & maintain ongoing work authorization during employment;

Available to work in Austin, TX for the duration of the internship (Start date: 06/23)

Additional Information

How to Apply

Applicants are required submit their resume, both their high school & college transcripts (official or unofficial will suffice), along with below:

Respond to any 2of the 4 essay questions (200 words or less):

How did you develop an interest in Computer Science/Engineering? How do you continue to develop your skills & increase your awareness of the field?

What led you to apply to this program & what do you hope to gain during the internship?

What two characteristics do you believe makes an Engineer most successful & why?

How does diversity lead to innovation in your personal experience?

ll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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